Wow, what a great and generous couple.
OSH was outdated 30 years ago when I walked its halls (yep, I'm old). Just
another great addition to a University that represents its state in an
incredible way. Thank you to the Gardner's.
@smitty1400.Sorry to hear about your experience with the Gardners.
I'm not trying to dig up dirt, and I know nobody is perfect. But I wonder
what other past business associates think of the Gardners. There has to be
positive and negative. Given the write-up on their philanthropy, hopefull more
positive than negative.
Gardner is a good man
Something is very wrong here!A new building at the "U"
without the Eccles name on it?Perhaps the Gardner-Eccles building
would be more apropos. LOL
Ok. Did my own research. Education, law degree. Experience, developer. Personality, facilitator. Connections, knows everybody who is anybody in
Utah. A modern American success story. Outside of morality, Gardner's
success story is remarkably similar to Donald J. Trump's story.
Curious. How did Kem Gardner use his "education, experience, personality and
connections" to become wealthy? How did he make his money? From the
article, it appears that his wife was a school teacher. Given the state of
school funding in Utah, i assume they did not acquire their vast wealth through
her career. Sorry I'm an outsider.
Thanks for restoring my faith in America during this noxious political season.
It is amazing to see wealthy people like this who are good people, good
grandparents/parents, generous, humble, and kind. Aside from the Gardners, there
are several other such families involved in the U, such as the Huntsmans,
Sorensons, Eccles, Marriotts, and so on.Such a refreshing contrast
from he-who-must-not-be named.
Great gift from the Gardners. Super good people.
Thanks very much to the Gardners. One of the strengths of this university is so
much philanthropy --good people willing to help the institution in so many ways.
So is Orson Spencer Hall going to be demolished, or refurbished for other uses?
I have fond memories of OSH Hall as a U student in the early '60's.